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How to Set Up Philips Hue to work with Google Assistant

May 24, 2017

It’s not hard to do, but setting up your Google Assistant to work with your Philips Hue light bulbs is not exactly obvious how to do it. We’re here to help!

Let's set up some lights

Let's set up some lights
Video walkthrough of setting up Google Assistant with Philips Hue

Once you’re set up, using the Google Assistant to control your lights is simple. Here are some of the commands you can use:

  • “Turn on {light name}”
  • “Dim the {light name}”
  • “Brighten the {light name}”
  • “Set {light name} to 30%”
  • “Turn {light name} blue”
  • “Turn off the lights”

And as always, experiment and have fun!

Note: You need an Android phone running Android 7 (Nougat) or newer to use Assistant, an Android Wear watch, a Google Home, or the Google Assistant app for iOS.

Google Home
Google Home
  • Play tunes from services like YouTube Music, Google Play Music, Pandora, and Spotify
  • Get answers to things you want to know including the latest on weather, traffic, finance, sports, and more
  • With your permission, Google Home can help you with things like your commute and flight information
  • Ask Google Home to stream videos to your TV with Chromecast or to turn up your Nest thermostat
$129.99
available
on Best Buy
* price at time of publishing was $129.99
Philips Hue White Starter Kit
Philips Hue White A19 Starter Kit
Philips Hue White Starter Kit
  • Works with Alexa for voice control
  • Starter kit includes 2 soft white LED light bulbs and a bridge that wirelessly connects up to 50 lights
  • The bridge enables you to control your lights from your smart device via the Philips Hue App
$69.99
available
on Amazon
* price at time of publishing was $69.99